Wearing cowboy-shaped hard hats, Christine Duffy (CCL's President) was joined by Ben Clement (CCL’s Senior VP of Newbuilds) and Bernard Meyer (Meyer Werft's Managing Director), among others, to celebrate the milestone by placing coins under the 375-ton keel block.
Jubilee will be the first Carnival ship built in Papenburg. Meyer Werft has already built 4 other LNG-powered vessels for other cruise lines under Carnival Corporation.
Carnival Jubilee will be Carnival’s 3rd cruise ship to run on an LNG-liquified natural gas technology platform.
As the newest cruise ship in the Excel class, Jubilee will share a lot of the same features passengers love on Mardi Gras, such as BOLT, The Ultimate Sea Coaster. The newbuild will also feature signature venues and unique experiences of its own.
More details are to be shared about those aspects closer now that the construction is underway.
Carnival Jubilee will start sailing from Galveston TX in November 2023 and will offer 7-day Western Caribbean roundtrips visiting Quintana Roo Mexico's Riviera Maya ports Costa Maya and Cozumel, as well as Mahogany Bay (Isla Roatan, Honduras).